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1986 American Racing Series season

The 1986 American Racing Series Championship consisted of 10 races and was the inaugural season for the series. Fabrizio Barbazza won five races on his way to the championship.

Contents

CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Phoenix Arizona April 6, 1986 76 1.6093=122.3068 km 0'37:58.23 193.266 km/h Steve Millen Kim Campbell Kim Campbell ?
2 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 8, 1986 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'38:56.19 191.943 km/h Mike Groff Jeff Andretti Mike Groff ?
3 Meadowlands New Jersey June 29, 1986 44 2.7229356=119.809166 km 0'51:44.117 136.515 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza ?
4 Toronto   Canada July 20, 1986 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'47:54.656 151.007 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza ?
5 Pocono Pennsylvania August 16, 1986 40 4.02325=160.93 km 0'40:52.11 236.265 km/h Jeff Andretti Jeff Andretti Mike Groff ?
6 Lexington Ohio August 31, 1986 31 3.86232=119.73192 km 0'44:41.550 160.741 km/h Steve Millen Steve Millen Steve Millen ?
7 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin September 20, 1986 19 6.4372=122.3068 km 0'41:23.38 177.300 km/h Mike Groff Juan Manuel Fangio II Mike Groff ?
8 Monterey California October 12, 1986 40 3.05767=120.3068 km 0'41:17.328 174.827 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Tommy Byrne Steve Millen ?
9 Phoenix Arizona October 19, 1986 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'37:11.24 194.740 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Jeff Andretti Fabrizio Barbazza ?
10 Miami Florida November 9, 1986 22 2.8709912=63.1618064 km 0'25:54.98 146.229 km/h Fabrizio Barbazza Fabrizio Barbazza Juan Manuel Fangio II ?

Race summariesEdit

Phoenix race 1Edit

Held April 6 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kim Campbell won the pole. This was the first race for the series.

Top Five Results

  1. 5- Steve Millen
  2. 3- Cary Bren
  3. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  4. 8- Billy Boat
  5. 85- Jeff Andretti

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 8 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 20- Mike Groff
  2. 1- Jerrill Rice
  3. 85- Jeff Andretti
  4. 5- Steve Millen
  5. 10- Stan Fox

Meadowlands raceEdit

Held June 29 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 4- Tommy Byrne
  3. 2- Steve Bren
  4. 1- Jerrill Rice
  5. 14- Brad Murphey

Toronto raceEdit

Held July 20 at Exhibition Place. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 20- Mike Groff
  3. 3- Cary Bren
  4. 9- John Graham
  5. 8- Sammy Swindell

Pocono raceEdit

Held August 16 at Pocono Raceway. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 85- Jeff Andretti
  2. 20- Mike Groff
  3. 59- Nick Fornoro, Jr.
  4. 4- Tommy Byrne
  5. 7- Sammy Swindell

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held August 31 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Steve Millen won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 10- Steve Millen
  2. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  3. 15- Ross Cheever
  4. 85- Jeff Andretti
  5. 8- Billy Boat

Elkhart Lake raceEdit

Held September 20 at Road America. Juan Manuel Fangio II won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 20- Mike Groff
  2. 85- Jeff Andretti
  3. 9- Tommy Byrne
  4. 15- Ross Cheever
  5. 2- Gary Rubio

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held October 12 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Tommy Byrne won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 71- Steve Millen
  3. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  4. 84- Albert Naon, Jr.
  5. 6- Dave Simpson

Phoenix raceEdit

Held October 19 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jeff Andretti won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  3. 8- Billy Boat
  4. 85- Jeff Andretti
  5. 4- Davy Jones

Miami raceEdit

Held November 9 at Tamiami Park. Fabrizio Barbazza won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 12- Fabrizio Barbazza
  2. 3- Juan Manuel Fangio II
  3. 85- Jeff Andretti
  4. 84- Albert Naon, Jr.
  5. 71- Steve Millen

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner-up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 10 for fifth place, 8 for sixth place, 6 seventh place, winding down to 1 points for 12th place. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point).

Place Name Country Team Total Points                    
1 Fabrizio Barbazza   Italy Arciero Racing 145 14 - 22 22 3 16 6 20 21 21
2 Jeff Andretti   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 107 10 15 3 3 21 12 16 - 13 14
3 Mike Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 89 1 21 1 16 17 - 21 6 6 -
4 Steve Millen   New Zealand Truesports 85 20 12 4 - -
? 22 -
Hemelgarn Racing 17 - 10
5 Juan Manuel Fangio II   Argentina Ralph Sanchez Racing 69 - - 2 6 6
? 5 3 14 16 17
6 Billy Boat   United States Marsh Holt Racing 67 12 2 6 - 5 10 8 5 14 5
7 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Agapiou Racing 62 - 5 16 5 12 1 14 1 - 8
8 Sam Swindell   United States ? 40 6 - - 10
Cahill Brothers Racing 10 6 4 1 2 1
9 Cary Bren   United States ? 38 16 3 5 14 - - - - - -
10 Jerrill Rice   United States ? 37 5 16 12 4 - - - - - -
Albert Naon, Jr.   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 37 - 6 - - 2 2 3
Duration Racing 12 - 12
12 Brad Murphey   United States Louis Motorsports 33 - - 10 8 4 4 - 3 4 -
13 Nick Fornoro, Jr.   United States ? 30 - - - - 14 8 5 2 1 -
14 Ross Cheever   United States Brian Stewart Racing 26 - - - - - 14
Agapiou Racing 12 - - -
15 Stan Fox   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 23 4
? 10 - -
Cahill Brothers Racing 1 - - -
Agapiou Racing 8 -
16 Steve Bren   United States ? 17 - 1 14 2 - - - - - -
Dave Simpson   United States Bill Simpson Racing 17 - - - - - - - 10 5 2
18 Kim Campbell   United States Motorsports Racing 12 4 8 - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States Agapiou Racing 12 - 4 8 - - - - - - -
John Graham   Canada Agapiou Racing 12 - - - 12 - - - - - -
21 Jim Busby, Jr.   United States ? 11 - - - - - - - 8 3 -
22 Gary Rubio   United States ? 10 - - - - - - 10 - - -
Davy Jones   United States Agapiou Racing 10 - - - - - - - - 10 -
24 Desiré Wilson   South Africa ? 8 8 - - - - - - - - -
Ian Ashley   United Kingdom Agapiou Racing 8 - - - 8 - - - - - -
26 Rich Rutherford   United States ? 7 3 - - - - - - - -
Ian Gordon Racing 4
27 Guido Daccò   Italy Agapiou Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
28 Jan Thoelke   West Germany Agapiou Racing 4 - - - - - - - 4 - -
29 Jack Miller   United States Agapiou Racing 3 - - - - - 3 - - - -
Bobby Fix   United States ? 3 - - - - - - - - - 3

Note:

Race 4 and 7 not all points were awarded (not enough competitors).

Complete OverviewEdit

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R10=retired, but classified

Place Name Country Team                    
1 Fabrizio Barbazza   Italy Arciero Racing 2 3 - - 1 1 1 1 4 R10 5 2 3 R7 5 1 2 1 1 1
2 Jeff Andretti   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 8 5 1 3 7 R10 2 R10 1 1 2 4 11 2 8 R14 1 4 6 3
3 Mike Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 9 R12 3 1 8 R12 6 2 2 2 3 R13 2 1 6 7 3 7 - -
4 Steve Millen   New Zealand Truesports 4 1 5 4 2 9 - - - -
? 1 1 - -
Hemelgarn Racing 2 2 - - 4 5
5 Juan Manuel Fangio II   Argentina Ralph Sanchez Racing - - - - 3 R11 5 7 5 7
? 4 8 1 R11 4 3 4 2 2 2
6 Billy Boat   United States Marsh Holt Racing 11 4 6 R11 12 7 - - 13 8 12 5 7 R6 12 8 8 3 10 8
7 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Agapiou Racing - - 10 8 4 2 4 R8 3 4 8 R12 6 3 1 R13 - - 5 6
8 Sam Swindell   United States ? 7 7 - - - - 10 5
Cahill Brothers Racing 10 5 10 7 8 R9 10 R12 7 R11 7 12
9 Cary Bren   United States ? 3 2 7 10 5 R8 8 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Jerrill Rice   United States ? 5 8 4 2 11 4 7 R9 7 R13 - - - - - - - - - -
Albert Naon, Jr.   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing - - 11 7 10 R14 - - 11 R11 7 R11 5 R10
Duration Racing 9 4 - - 3 4
12 Brad Murphey   United States Louis Motorsports - - - - 13 5 11 6 12 9 11 9 - - 14 10 12 9 - -
13 Nick Fornoro, Jr.   United States ? - - - - - - - - 6 3 13 6 9 R8 15 11 11 R12 - -
14 Ross Cheever   United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - - - - - 6 3
Agapiou Racing 4 4 3 R15 - - - -
15 Stan Fox   United States Ralph Sanchez Racing 6 9
? 9 5 - - - -
Cahill Brothers Racing 8 R12 - - - - - -
Agapiou Racing 10 6 - -
16 Steve Bren   United States ? 13 R14 2 R12 5 3 3 R11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dave Simpson   United States Bill Simpson Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 5 9 8 8 11
18 Kim Campbell   United States Motorsports Racing 1 R11 8 6 9 R13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States Agapiou Racing - - 12 9 14 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
John Graham   Canada Agapiou Racing - - - - - - 9 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Jim Busby, Jr.   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 6 6 R10 - -
22 Gary Rubio   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 5 - - - - - -
Davy Jones   United States Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 5 - -
24 Desiré Wilson   South Africa ? 10 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ian Ashley   United Kingdom Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - 9 6 - - - - - - - - - -
26 Rich Rutherford   United States ? 12 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ian Gordon Racing 11 9
27 Guido Daccò   Italy Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 7
28 Jan Thoelke   West Germany Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 9 - - - -
29 Jack Miller   United States Agapiou Racing - - - - - - - - - - 14 R10 - - - - - - - -
Bobby Fix   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 10
- Wally Dallenbach, Jr.   United States ? 14 R13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Ken Johnson   United States ? - - - - - - - - - - 9 R14 - - - - - - - -